Computer Science, MS

School of Engineering

Program Description:

The Department of Computer Science of the University of New Mexico has offered the Master of Science in Computer Science degree since 1973. The purpose of the master’s degree program is to prepare students to work as professionals in the computer science field.

The Master of Science in computer science has two tracks, each having a separate set of requirements. Both tracks are offered under Plan I (thesis option) and Plan II (course work only option).

This section describes the computer science requirements for gradation. The Office of Graduate Studies also has requirements which must be met. Please consult the OGS website for details.

For further information, application materials, or advisement, contact the CS main office at, who will give you the appropriate information or put you in touch with a Graduate Advisor. 

Career Opportunities:

 With a degree in Computer Science from UNM, students are ready to:
  • Protect computational systems from malicious acts
  • Scale up computational systems to solve large societal challenges
  • Develop new ways to visualize and interact with data
  • Work with molecular computing

Contact Information:

Lynne Jacobsen : Coordinator of Program Advisement
(505) 277-3112